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La Jolla Shores Hotel
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We just spent three nights at the La Jolla Shores hotel over Memorial Day. The location is ideal. Literally in the beach, next to the park, in walking distance to restaurants and close to the Village of La Jolla with plenty of additional places to dine and shop. The hotel itself is a little dated but what they lack they make up for in service, cleanliness and location. We traveled with two kids and the room (two queen beds, coastline view) was perfectly fine. The room (#132) was on the first floor and got a little noisy as it was right on the pool and to next to the restaurant but we did not mind. In the morning we were able to go out onto our large balcony and watch the surfers and paddle boarders. It was really a great California beach town experience. The pool is adequate and they have a hot tub as well. They will gladly set up chairs and umbrellas on the beach for you which is a great amenity. Overall we really enjoyed our experience, it was a but crowded over the holiday weekend but guests who are regulars told us that off season it is a quiet spot. Overall we very much enjoyed out trip.

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Reviewed 24 May 2013

We stayed 3 nights (a long weekend). What you pay for here AND it's well worth it ... is the Location. Right on the beach it's easy to just walk out your hotel room door and hit the beach, tired? Go back to the room for a nap and back out again, no hassle. The Staff is wonderful, check in was efficient yet the gentleman took the time to welcome us warmly let us know some key details about the hotel and answer any questions we had. This hotel will also provide an Umbrella, Beach chairs and towels for lounging on the beach, just ask, it's free! The rooms were comfortable. We chose a coastal view room and overlooked the length of the coast. Having a balcony is extra nice. Parking is $16. If you are thinking of not paying it and parking elsewhere, good luck! There are great restaurants of every variety just down the street easy to walk to. The pool is heated, the spa boiling and it's nice that they have a shower to rinse off the sand in the pool area so you don't track it into your room. I would love to go back here, we had a great time!

Room Tip: All rooms have an open Vent above the door, so if you can, try to get a room away from the street so...
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Right on the beach. Fantastic restaurant. Pool. Jacuzzi. Bar staring directly into the Pacific. Brilliant room views of the ocean, palm trees and the morning surfers.

Here's the kicker. They have a hotel shuttle that will take you anywhere you want to go in La Jolla. Don't be a jerk to the drivers. They are not your private chauffeurs. Acknowledge the service and drop em a few bucks. (Make sure you get dropped off for dinner at Nine-Ten in the Grande Colonial and for music in town at Beaumont's.)

This is currently the 6th ranked hotel in La Jolla. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights.We checked in early (about 1sh) and had a wonderful immaculate oceanfront room on the 2nd floor. The room was spacious with a wonderful view.
We enjoyed walking on the beach as well as watching all the activities in the water, especially the kayak tours and rentals.
The parking was $16 per day and well worth the comfort of security.
Piatti and Osteria Romantica were both very good and within easy walking distance. There was also a small grocery store in the neighborhood, though we preferred to drive to Von's for a larger selection of snacks, wine etc for enjoyment in the room.
The employees were very friendly and the housekeeping was done in a timely manner since we requested it be done early in the morning when we left for the day.There was a Keurig coffemaker and well as a refrigerator.
We were very happy with our choice to stay here and highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

This hotel was average as far as the rooms go, but we don't pick based on the room (as long as its decent). But this hotel was right on the beach and right next to Kellogg Park, a large green grass/picnic area with a big playground. Almost all the rooms have a view of the ocean. The room wasn't bad. It was comfortable and had everything basic we needed. Lots of pillows to choose from. Small pool, but wasn't too crowded so it didn't feel like it was too small for us. Hot tub, and little kiddie pool. Also just a short walk from a few restaurants and convenient store. Have to pay for parking at the hotel. Tip: expedia wouldn't let us book through them because they said kids weren't allowed. I called the hotel and kids are most definitely allowed!!!! This is a great hotel to bring kids! Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

This is a beautiful property in a great location, right on a beautiful child friendly beach. The rooms are spacious and the views are stunning. Overall a very comfortable place with great staff. The kids are treated very nicely at the hotel, they receive a little souvenir and beach toys which is a small but memorable touch. The only reason why I did not rate it a 5 is because the rooms need some updating. They are very comfortable but quite outdated with old, peeling and dirty wall covering as we'll as carpeting. Also the tobacco coloured towels and overall colour scheme feels very unfresh. No matter how clean tobacco towels will always feel just as the colour implies.

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I read many, many reviews before choosing this location for our stay and they did not disappoint me. It was an excellent place to stay while visiting San Diego as it is central located and only a short drive from all the things you will enjoy while visiting the area. We opted for a beach view with a balcony on the second floor. We found the room clean, quiet, comfortable and the view was excellent (especially for sunset).The beds were "Goldilocks" comfortable...not too hard and not too soft and the pillows were plentiful.The negatives concerning this hotel are the beach in front is a hub of activity in the early morning till sundown with scuba diving classes and kayak classes. This is not actually the hotel's fault, but it does distract from the view and seclusion of the site. Also there not a microwave which would have been nice but it does have is a refrigerator and coffee maker. The staff was friendly and helpful, the service was good, and the bar offered a good selection for Happy Hour. We did not eat at the restaurant as we found a wonderful place to eat breakfast and lunch within a few miles in the town of La Jolla called the Coffee Cup. It is small, but the staff is friendly and the food is wonderful. Please take time to visit them. If not there are many other restaurants nearby to fit any need. FYI..you do have to pay for parking as street parking is limited. We were lucky as we found parking on the street, but it is a walk of several blocks sometimes. We only had to pay one night, but we were there in the off season during the week. I am sure this area is really crowded on the weekends and during peek season. We will definitely return in the near future to this hotel.

Room Tip: Oceanview...ask for the 2nd floor
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Address: 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Formerly Sea Lodge Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Price Range: £164 - £362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Jolla Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For decades, the La Jolla Shores Hotel has been the year-round beach retreat of choice for families and vacationers of all types. Nestled right on the ocean in the popular La Jolla Shores, CA community, the hotel’s friendly, warm and welcoming staff is a highlight of the experience. ... more   less 
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